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image SM (83) 56/12/40

Reference number

SM (83) 56/12/40


Design for alterations to the back kitchen, including the installation of the chimneypiece and range from the present kitchen


83 Plan and section through the back kitchen


bar scale of ? inch to 1 foot


Norwich Branch, Abt 17.0, 1.1½, Tie 9x4 dovetailed into plates, Old Sash Frame & Sashes, The Chimneypiece & / Range from the / present Kitchen to / be fixed here, 9" (twice), 3.0, 4½, Qr Old door, 3.0, Lead Flat over this, Lantern / Light, Abt 7'6'', 8.9, Old Rafter

Signed and dated

  • 16th November 1829

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, brown (red?) pen, sepia, pink, raw Sienna and blue washes, pricked for transfer on thin wove paper with two fold marks (587 x 352)


George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60)


The alterations serve to enlarge the kitchen with the construction of a new east wall, creating a new room behind the range and allowing for the installation of the old, larger chimneypiece and range from the 'present' kitchen. A warm sepia wash and dashed lines show the area of the back kitchen before enlargement.



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